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UW-Eau Claire construction update: July 1, 2017

The following is an overview of work completed since June 1 and expected in the next 30 days on the UW-Eau Claire Garfield Avenue redevelopment project. Also see a bird's-eye view of the project in this recent video.

Work completed since June 1

  • Installed steam and condensate lines from first through fourth steam pits.
  • Installed steam pit concrete box and conduit caps between first and second steam pits.
  • Backfilled trenches and began grading to final elevation at base of Garfield Avenue hill on west end of project site.
  • Completed demolition at south end of footbridge, including removal of south- and west-facing walls.
  • Completed steam pit replacement under south end of footbridge.
  • Removed surface treatments on Roosevelt Avenue just south of Schneider Hall to prepare for utilities replacement work.

Work to be completed in next 30 days

  • Complete installation of lateral steam and condensate lines to Thomas and Putnam residence halls.
  • Continue grading to final elevation at base of Garfield hill on west end of project site.
  • Waterproof, insulate and backfill steam pits and box conduit installed to date.
  • Begin reconstruction of south end of footbridge.
  • Replace water, sewer and sanitary utilities on Roosevelt Avenue; start replacement of steam line between Phillips and Schneider halls.
  • Start installation of power and data infrastructure for walkway and street lighting beginning on west end of Garfield Avenue.

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